Strathisla 1995

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Chivas Brothers - Cask Strength Edition
Stated Age
19 years old
Batch SI 19 013
58.9 % Vol.
500 ml
Bottle code
Added on
19 Oct 2014 3:55 pm by MacIslay
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 72.91

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31 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Strathisla 1995

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.62 points

  1. TechnOBY scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  2. ctu scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Very good concentrated, flavored whisky, for easy to drink without water.
    • Nose
      Vanilla, malt, apple and banana, honey and caramel, pepper. Touch of leather and tobacco.
    • Taste
      Oily. Flowers, honey, caramelized apple, citruses, cinnamon.
    • Finish
      Medium length, sweet, fruity.

  3. wbarchive_104650 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Nice thing. I like it.
    • Nose
      Rather reserved in the nose. Dark fruits like cherries and plums. In addition, dried fruit and raisins. A dark sweetness and possibly a little sherry are to be guessed in the background. The alcohol is well integrated.
    • Taste
      At first glance, the approach seems reserved, but suddenly it gets stormy with pepper, sugar candy and raisins. A drought is spreading. Tobacco leaves and sherry
    • Finish
      Pepper again. In addition, cocoa and light roasted aromas. Now comes slightly bitter and spicy oak.

  4. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    a mature whisky, the 19 years go by without a trace. Compared to the 14er handfilled it loses a bit of freshness, which I have so far associated with Strathisla. Good whisky, but the 14er I liked better.
    • Nose
      Spicy and ripe, marzipan, wood, hints of fruit. With water comes a few more fruit flavors, but the wood continues to dominate.
    • Taste
      Strong, nutmeg, oak. With water, the whisky is sweeter, the wood and the spices are joined by a few fruit flavors and some pepper.
    • Finish
      bittersweet, strongly embossed oak, slightly astringent, with some pepper.

  5. KayMeertens scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Apple juice, caramel, fermenting melon, vanilla, almond chippings, apricot. A strange perfume when adding water.
    • Taste
      Caramel, apple and a vibrant nuttiness. A floral touch when adding water.
    • Finish
      Caramel, apple, pecan nut and vanilla.

  6. dram-drinker scored this whisky 89 points Moderator

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  7. dram-drinker scored this whisky 89 points Moderator

    Pretty drinkable and enjoyable - of course with water only.

    This new style Strathisla has not much to do with the very old Strathislas that are very much on dried fruits but I think this is still much better than the regular 12yo.
    • Nose
      Malty, ripe bananas, vanilla, fruity, little bit toffeeish, leatherish or tobaccoish
    • Taste
      Very punchy and powerful, oily, more on citrus fruits, oranges, just little wood notes, cinnamon.

      Water is highly recommended - without it is so strong that there is not much to taste. With water there is a nice and smooth fruity note with a touch of oak.
    • Finish
      Long and burning, a tad bitter in the end.

  8. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Vintage Label Tasting 19-03-2016 with Whiskyclub Spakenburg
    • Nose
      Orange, strawberries, tobacco and pepper.
    • Taste
      Spices - pepper, orange and fruity.
    • Finish
      Orange and syrup.

  9. squaadgras scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86


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